Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What's to Eat? Wednesday: Crispy Chicken and Rice Casserole

I have to admit that chicken is not my favorite meat, but I love a good chicken casserole. I have several in my repertoire and they always bring me a sense of comfort when I eat them. The recipe I'm about to share is a new addition and one that I'm bringing to a friend who just had a baby because it is a good freezable option!

Crispy Chicken and Rice Casserole


1 cup uncooked long-grain rice (I used wild rice for extra flavor)
2 cups chopped cooked chicken (Get the canned chicken for casseroles, so much easier)
2 (10 1/2-ounce) cans cream of mushroom soup
1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
(I also always chop these)
1 (3 1/2-ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained (I doubled the mushrooms)
1 cup chopped celery
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup crushed cornflakes cereal
(I used plain potato chips)
Garnish: chopped fresh parsley


Cook rice according to package directions. Stir together cooked rice and next 10 ingredients in a bowl. Spoon into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with cereal.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Garnish, if desired.

Note: Freeze casserole up to 1 month, if desired. Thaw casserole in refrigerator overnight. Bake, covered with aluminum foil, at 350° for 45 minutes. Remove foil, and bake 15 minutes more or until thoroughly heated. (Do not top with chips until you are ready to bake so they don't become soggy.)

(It's better than it looks!)

Typically I half this for me and my husband because it really does go a long way! I added my personal notes about the recipe in smaller font. It's scrumptious - you should try it!


  1. Do you deliver? I need something for dinner tomorrow night.

  2. Yum, I love me a good chicken casserole! Ill have to print this one out


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